Malema 'too busy' for youth union

2012-04-23 07:35

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League has declined a nomination for its president, Julius Malema, to the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY), saying it needed to focus on its "domestic challenges".

"Maximum focus is required to carry out all the political and ideological battles in the country and that is where our attention and energy will be until liberation," the African National Congress Youth League said in a statement issued on Sunday afternoon.

"The ANC Youth League did not accept the nomination at the Congress for any position in the Presidium of IUSY as we need to focus on the domestic challenges we face."

It said the African National Congress Youth League's former president, Fikile Mbalula - now the minister of sport - previously occupied the position as IUSY president.

Ideological leadership

The organisation "extended its gratitude" to those who nominated Malema for vice president of the IUSY, saying the league had already twice served leadership terms in the international political organisation.

However, this was not the right time to serve again.

"These are trying times in the history of the ANCYL and we do not want to divert our attention, we want to focus on economic freedom in our lifetime in order to liberate our people from poverty, unemployment and inequality."

It would support a candidate for the IUSY position from Western Sahara.

"The ANC Youth League will continue to provide ideological leadership to all progressive forces in the African continent and the world."

Malema, who is also a member of the league's Limpopo executive committee, was expelled from the African National Congress in November last year for sowing divisions within the party and for bringing it into disrepute.

He was found to have done so by unfavourably comparing the leadership style of President Jacob Zuma to his predecessor Thabo Mbeki, and for remarks about regime change in Botswana.

Despite the expulsion Malema remained the youth wing's leader until all options to overturn his sentence were exhausted.

He was gagged earlier this month when the ANC's national disciplinary committee suspended him from the party after he called Zuma a dictator.

The conditions of the suspension prohibited him from exercising any duty as an ANC member, president of the ANCYL or member of the province's executive committee.

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-04-23 07:42

    Awww bless them.. they make it sound like they had a choice and that Malema wasn't in the background bound, gagged and gelded....

      Max - 2012-04-23 10:16

      ...Or there is just no tenders involved.

      anthro45 - 2012-04-23 11:30

      It's much easier for him to steal in SA than over seas.

  • Hermann - 2012-04-23 07:44

    What a joke ... "Maximum focus is required to carry out all the political and ideological battles in the country and that is where our attention and energy will be until liberation," the African National Congress Youth League said in a statement issued on Sunday afternoon." They have not the foggiest idea that the so called struggle is over and freedom is here. If they were nor "liberated" they would not have been allowed to cruise through life like an uncontrolled missile.

      Michele - 2012-04-23 11:55

      I agree 100% Hermann... what Malema's supporters fail to understand is that Malema's idea of liberation has not reached SA yet - that is the liberation of funds from them to support Malema's own lifestyle. Only when he is the big boss and is able to loot this country and it's citizens for everythinging that they have will he feel he has achieved "liberation".

      Vlad - 2012-04-23 15:09

      two thumbs up!))))))Missile is heavy and stupid too)))))

  • bmtthwala - 2012-04-23 07:44

    all hail to our leader president julius malema

      Koos - 2012-04-23 08:13

      Can you say “Financially challenged” in Pedi?

      fdalana - 2012-04-23 08:22

      typical of malema's legacy: absurd and irrational thinking.

      Nigel - 2012-04-23 08:29

      indlovu, shame!

      Arthur - 2012-04-23 08:45

      ... a hail of bullets then maybe we can talk.

      Piet - 2012-04-23 09:47

      That is how economic freedom works! Steal from the tax man!

  • bmtthwala - 2012-04-23 07:44

    all hail to our leader president julius malema

      Nigel - 2012-04-23 08:34

      ignorant sheep, shame!!

      Arthur - 2012-04-23 08:46

      You really are a Klingon, and I don't mean the space variety, I mean the type when you have to wipe 3 times and it's still there.

      Marlene Black - 2012-04-23 09:30

      That paints quite a picture Hugh - hehe

  • Wimpie.Haefele - 2012-04-23 07:45

    "Maximum focus is required to carry out all the political and ideological battles in the country and that is where our attention and energy will be until LIBERATION"- Really hope they don't believe this garbage they keep spewing out, else the whole SA are in serious trouble.

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-04-23 07:50

    Too busy doing what - trying to hide evidence from SARS, bobbing and weaving from the Hawks, looking for loopholes in Limpopo tenders, manipulating the ANCorruption spineless twats so they they keep on opening yet another round of appeals, doing his own gardening, trying to salvage the building of 'Corruption Castle'.

  • Nigel - 2012-04-23 07:50

    he should take the job, soon he will be unemployed & his R 53 million, that he stole from taxpayers money that was meant for infrastructure & the poor, will be spent on his lawyer. But he is too ignorant to realize that he is finished, his ego won't let him move on, he will die clinging to the moments like Sunday when a few hundred brainwashed youth went to his house shouting songs of support, he completely overestimated his power, & made a huge mistake by taking the ANC on, his political demise will be a turning point for SA politics, but we will still be left with the corrupt, incompetent ANC Government, but at least we will have gotten rid of the ill discipline & diversion that JM & his band of thugs have created & hopefully the ANC can actually start governing, for a change.

      Don.Tandy - 2012-04-23 08:00

      Nice thought, but I think the ANCorruption are too deeply entrenched in their gangster-like organised crime to ever turn over a new leaf.

  • Sean - 2012-04-23 07:51

    ya, too busy eating his last bucket of KFC.

      Nigel - 2012-04-23 07:57

      Did u hear about the kid that died eating KFC, maybe he should keep eating the stuff.

  • DSBennie - 2012-04-23 08:06

    Dam, and here I thought he was going to be given a chance to bring down another useless organization for us

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  • thapelo.mokhutsane - 2012-04-23 08:10

    he is too busy eating his lst bucket of kfc....

  • Bob - 2012-04-23 08:14

    Whom exactly do they need liberation from??? I wonder if they know themselves!

      Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-23 08:36

      They need liberation from Malema other wise we end up like Zim

  • Lazola Tempi - 2012-04-23 08:25

    nice move comrade Juju u r a real comrade with ideas nd strategic moves

      Nigel - 2012-04-23 08:42

      this is what happens when education in your province (EC) collapses

      Jacques - 2012-04-23 09:28

      I'm reading your comment again and again and it's literally like seeing into the brain of one of the \other animals\ in Animal Farm. Orwell was an absolute genius!

      andy4real - 2012-04-23 17:06

      Julias must stay here to continue to fight for economical liberation for the black majority,,,,,

  • Roy - 2012-04-23 08:39

    What,to busy doing what? Stealing taxpayers money with his tenders and living the high life when the people who keep/kept him in power while they were happy to struggle.

      John - 2012-04-23 08:51

      Having tea with his protege landlord.

  • Nicholas - 2012-04-23 08:46

    Don't worry Juju, soon you will have a lot of time to contemplate your "challenges", probably about 15 years or more in the clink. That should give you enough time to come up with 1 or 2 solutions. In the meantime I think the International Union of Socialist Youth will probably survive without your priceless contributions.

  • Rob - 2012-04-23 08:50

    we want to focus on economic freedom in our lifetime in order to liberate our people from poverty, unemployment and inequality." Multi spouse, multi offspring = dysfunctional families. Less breeding = More feeding = less poverty, less unemployment. Inequality ? Eradicate with education. Proper education. Economic freedom ? Tax payers money to be chanelled in the right direction. Wipe out self enrichment and corruption @ the expense of the people. Glad I could help ! Beret wearing, fist clenching, dancing underachieving fools ! And...Who calls each other " comrade " in this day & age ? No wonder we will never move forward as a nation.

  • Marlene Black - 2012-04-23 08:51

    I do not understand why he's still trying to lead the youth. What has he done for the youth? Has he led them? Has he filled them with inspiration and mentored them through difficult times? No. The only leading, inspiration and mentoring he has done has been to lie to them and turn them into militant thugs who want it all - without working for it.

  • Gladstone - 2012-04-23 09:01

    Who are those guyz dat think malema can do something better 4 them? Hurry congress fire

  • collen.masetla - 2012-04-23 09:15

    While it will always be stupid to ask what Malema has done for the youth when people see that forces of darkness oppose mine nationalisation, what do people think of rape and corruption?\r\n\r\nIs rape and corruption so high because country's top post is occupied by someone who is accused of that?

      John - 2012-04-23 11:49

      Well Collen, \r\n\r\n you have a \r\n\r\n point there now if everything went your\r\n\r\nway we might get\r\n\r\nthere. Don't you \r\n\r\nagree? Do you have a speech impediment or do your fingers get stuck on the \ r\n \r keys. There is a cure for that it's called education.

  • Sisa - 2012-04-23 09:22

    U knw when a story involves Julius the comments are going to be racial and degrading. Can't we just get along or criticise without name calling?

      Rob - 2012-04-23 09:27

      Sisa. No ! Whenever there is a story on Zille the comments are equally, if not more disgusting.

      Nigel - 2012-04-23 09:35

      Malemas comments are always degrading & radical, I find it strange that you take the time to defend him against the very same things he does (all the time)...but I do agree, that we should try to get along, unfortunately people like Malema have made it much more difficult & thats exactly why we are now struggling to get along, he is the one that has divided us, & not only black & white\coloured\indian\asian but also black & black.

      Sisa - 2012-04-23 09:52

      To Rob I am not condoning those that do that, at Nigel I am not defending him at all. We live in a democratic country we won't see eye to eye on everything. We don't have to be cruel and I mean black and white.

  • Jacques - 2012-04-23 09:32

    I always used to see similarities between Animal Farm by George Orwell and all these ANCYL fans and their leaders, but I just realised: no-one is like Boxer, who goes \I will work harder!\. We should have a rabbit that goes \I'm off to breed some more!\ In his place. Because in our version of the novel, the pigs give each parent a few grains of rice for each kid he or she can bring into this world, because they need more animals to use as uneducated slaves. Jeepers. I could have had a BA by now!

      Livhuwani - 2012-04-23 10:12

      small mind

  • Gandanga - 2012-04-23 09:42

    Where is education education in this talk!? Unless you address the issue of literacy; I can not for see the liberation in any field. Just a thought.

  • Smily - 2012-04-23 10:10

    we wil sodier on and never surrender.never sell your soul the victory is certain.

      Brett - 2012-04-23 10:35

      Well, something is certain allright, but it sure isn't victory..

  • Sibusiso - 2012-04-23 10:12

    I thought we live in a democratic country where there is freedom of association. Why are those that show support for FATBOY insulted on this forum.

      Rob - 2012-04-23 10:17

      Because he stirs & promotes racial hatred.

      Lerato - 2012-04-23 10:58

      @Rob Yeh right, and AWB is a Saint Organisation !!

      John - 2012-04-23 11:58

      Plain and simple, we just hate him and everything he stands for. Vote DA for a better life!

  • Livhuwani - 2012-04-23 10:13

    what i like about Julius Malema is that every white person in news24 read any thing about Julius ,and is because of the guy vision for the if you hate person you always want the downfall.i like the way you make Julius famous.

      Tlou - 2012-04-23 10:19

      Watchout comrade cz the biased News24(Malema24) is going to delete your comment nd mine too. Dis guys still use apartheid tactics to eliminate their \enemies\. Ban me, arrest me or kill. I dnt care either way.

  • William - 2012-04-23 11:09

    I do agree with ancyl for not acepting the nomination!

  • Lekgwakgwa - 2012-04-23 11:24

    The South Africa we have unions if this one is only for youth is for what economy,I thank Malema he must go to Swaziland form union mybe he will help people of Swaziland.

  • Bolapi - 2012-04-23 11:29

    The International world recognizes the President in the making, the only problem here is Malemaphobia

  • Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-04-23 12:10

    @ bolapi and your cronies you might get what you want but by then this country will be nothing less then zim julius will be running poverty and nothing else dont you read the news or are just to ignorant to comprehend whats written you bloody agent

  • Segomotso - 2012-04-23 12:17

    busy doing what?disrespecting elders,nonsense.

      Tlou - 2012-04-23 13:16

      As My President Julius Caesar Malema said respect is earnd nd u cnt find it inside a lucky packet.

  • Loo - 2012-04-23 12:49

    bwahahahaha !! "Focus on domestic challenges" LOLOLOL.. you mean " Staying out of JAIL??? Damn these political spin doctors make me giggle out of context ...

  • Jacqui - 2012-04-23 13:25

    Mximum focus, hell that will give them a headache.

  • WhiteNut - 2012-04-23 14:23

    Did he decline or he is just illegible? Nice spin! Lol

  • Ngaka - 2012-04-23 17:12

    Why I stopped reading comments made by ThiWe people..The reason is's because they are predictable and foolish,period...they cannot comment on any story without attaching 'race' to it and the funny thing is they are not ashamed of it...they do that proudly so. At least with KlacB people one often sees differing and competing views with regard to issues reported about.

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